Sony KDF-E50A12U + SKY+

Ricey1

Standard Member
Im not sure if this has been asked before but i tried to
search and have found nothing much. Sorry if it has been
asked before.

I got my sony a few weeks ago and its great when using the xbox 360
or my dvd player but my sky+ picture is really bad. I was saying il ask
here for some help for ages but today was the last straw. I was watcing
match of the day and it looked terrible. Il try to explain what it looks like,
if someone is close up it looks ok but say the match it going on all the players
have fuzzy lines going around them...lol I hope someone understands what im sayin.
Im not sure what to do cuz it just makes the TV look crap, Can anyone
help me out on something i can do to fix this?

Thx.
 

jay61076

Novice Member
Ricey1 said:
Im not sure if this has been asked before but i tried to
search and have found nothing much. Sorry if it has been
asked before.

I got my sony a few weeks ago and its great when using the xbox 360
or my dvd player but my sky+ picture is really bad. I was saying il ask
here for some help for ages but today was the last straw. I was watcing
match of the day and it looked terrible. Il try to explain what it looks like,
if someone is close up it looks ok but say the match it going on all the players
have fuzzy lines going around them...lol I hope someone understands what im sayin.
Im not sure what to do cuz it just makes the TV look crap, Can anyone
help me out on something i can do to fix this?

Thx.
I had the same issue to start with but a good scart seemed to do the Job. Anyway got HD now and pic is great:thumbsup:
 
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TheBarber

Guest
I got my TV smack in the middle of the World Cup and was wondering what the picture quaility would be like having read pros and cons from many.

I found the same issues you have. I don't use SKY+ I have NTL, but yes, from a distance, the players were slightly fuzzy with close up shots ok (apart from Frank Lampard who missed with all his shots - sorry, an attempt at humour).

Anyway, I found that the picture on BBC was better than the picture on ITV although both were still fuzzy. Tennis (Wimbledon) was absolutely superb and golf is the same - I have only really noticed this with football. I have since upgraded cables to a decent scart and this has improved somewhat but has not solved the problem.

I have not bothered to pursue this any further as to me, football is virtually last on the list of things I want to watch, so cannot offer any really helpful advice..or none in fact.
 

Blue.Rocket

Active Member
Ricey1 said:
Im not sure if this has been asked before but i tried to
search and have found nothing much. Sorry if it has been
asked before.

I got my sony a few weeks ago and its great when using the xbox 360
or my dvd player but my sky+ picture is really bad. I was saying il ask
here for some help for ages but today was the last straw. I was watcing
match of the day and it looked terrible. Il try to explain what it looks like,
if someone is close up it looks ok but say the match it going on all the players
have fuzzy lines going around them...lol I hope someone understands what im sayin.
Im not sure what to do cuz it just makes the TV look crap, Can anyone
help me out on something i can do to fix this?

Thx.
Sounds to me that you are getting some ghosting, I agree with Jay, although I am not using Sky+, but when first connecting SkyHD box, I used some quality scarts ect, and that solved the problem.
My SkyHD box is orsum, even in the normal channels.
 

howardg

Standard Member
Interesting thread. The main issue with the new technology large screens is that they exaggerate the failings of digital broadcasting and when it is poor it is really bad. So does the SkyHD box make even poor quality broadcasts look much better compared to the standard box. If so it may be worth looking into upgrading as it seems rather expensive to upgrade at moment as so few HD channels are available.
 

Ricey1

Standard Member
Im going to but a decent scart and see if that helps because right
now the picture is real bad.
 

DuhawkZ

Standard Member
Ricey1 said:
Im going to but a decent scart and see if that helps because right
now the picture is real bad.
Did you get a new scart lead. did it make much of a difference ?
 

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